ROOM FOR A PONY

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Entries from December 11th, 2012

Hoarder, Packrat, what’s the difference?

December 11th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Hoarding, Packratting

Have you ever watched the TV reality show called Hoarder? I haven’t, but I don’t really need to, because I’ve seen hoardiness in person. During the Broke Era of my life, i.e. my twenties and thirties, I lived for a year in a sort of …. rind of a boarding house … where I shared […]

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Just Say NO to STUFF

December 10th, 2012 · No Comments · Consumer Issues, Decluttering, Trash Disposal

I used to blame myself for being a packrat, but I’ve noticed that every living person I know has this same clutter problem. A lot of dead people I’ve known have this problem too, and the living people around them aren’t at all happy about it. Wait. Maybe I shouldn’t blame myself. At least not […]

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Inspirational Tip #1

December 8th, 2012 · No Comments · Decluttering, Excess of Possessions

If you can’t do it for yourself, do it for whoever’s going to get stuck with cleaning out your place after your untimely demise. It could happen. Very few people make it out of here alive.  

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The Profound Benefits of Decluttering

December 7th, 2012 · No Comments · Decluttering

Clutter matters — its presence matters in one way, and its absence matters (just as powerfully, if not more so!) in another way. When I get rid of a bunch of junk and/or put things in order, the shift in my mental state is dramatic! Space opens up, and suddenly, there’s ….. room for a […]

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Life’s Important Questions about Junk

December 6th, 2012 · No Comments · Consumer Issues, Decluttering, Excess of Possessions

Nowadays, every item I choose to purge brings up a whole list of complicated questions, such as: How did this item get into my house, why did I keep it, and what shall I do with it now? After a while, getting rid of stuff becomes a tiresome chore, and you begin to ask even more […]

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Back to the Caves?

December 5th, 2012 · No Comments · Consumer Issues, The Packrat Mind, Trash Disposal

The global garbage problem disturbs me horribly. The whole world is filling up with stuff just like our homes are. I don’t think going back to being cave people is the answer. My hope is that if we start from the microcosm of our own dwellings, word of our efforts, of our refusals to participate, […]

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More on Cave Dweller Life

December 4th, 2012 · No Comments · Consumer Issues, Excess of Possessions, Trash Disposal

In Paleolithic times, the nagging household question was “Honey, where’s my club?” That wasn’t a hard one, when you only had three or four possessions.  Today the question is “Where’s my this, where’s my that!?” and on and on. A different question every time. Drives Honey crazy. Why can’t we find our stuff? Because, unlike […]

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How did we get into this mess?

December 3rd, 2012 · No Comments · Decluttering

Hello. Welcome to my world. My New World. Not my Old World — that was my Unwelcoming World. My New Clutter-Reduced World is much better. But I will let you peek into the old one occasionally just for comparison purposes. See? You’ll soon find out that I’ve actually been working on this for years already. […]

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